This Jorvik Boot or York Viking Boot as it is sometimes called is based on the originals found at the Coppergate dig at York (10th-11th centuries) is fashioned with an overlap closure and secured with a toggle for adjustment of any ankle size.
The thick sole allows for a pair of Viking boots that are hand stitched with proper period stitches and techniques, which are very durable and comfortable. This sole is also ideal for mounting a vibram sole for customers engaging in SCA, Dagorhir, or other reenactment combat needing extra traction.
These Medieval Boots are the period turnshoe construction, in which the shoes are sewn inside out then turned inside in the traditional fashion. The leather used in making these boots is tanned using the centuries old oak tanning process using only natural barks instead of harsh chemicals used in modern tanning processes. This process provides supple leather with a pebbled leather finish for a nice period look. This really brings out the natural beauty of the leather.
Made with 4-5 ounce top grain cow hide, natural leather inner soles and a thick 12 ounce leather outer sole, Crafted by skilled cobblers, using the same techniques as their medieval counterparts, and with re-enactors in mind, our footwear is hand stitched and with normal maintenance will provide years of long service.
**These Viking shoes run true to US sizes. Order you normal shoe size when ordering. The boots are also made for a regular width foot. If you have a wider foot, we can stretch a bit before shipping out, be sure to tell us. **
** For those folks that are not used to the softness of period medieval boots and shoes and are in need of arch support, we recommend adding a modern insole.**
**We do not offer the service of adding rubber to the turnshoes**